Dec 3, 2012 5:30pm PST
, but she was rushed to the hospital, prince william by her side. abc's lama hasan is here. we talked with sources inside the palace, and she has the latest on what happened. lama. >> reporter: good evening, diane. well, the couple had been so tightly lipped about the pregnancy that some here at the palace the queen, prince charles and other members of the royal family reportedly only found out about it today. but when kate was hospitalized, the palace decided it was time to break the news to the world. the last time the world saw kate middleton was on friday, a picture of health playing field hockey. now we learn the duchess of cambridge is pregnant and hospitalized for a condition called hyperemesis gravidarum. the palace today saying as the pregnancy is in its very early stages, her royal highness is expected to stay in hospital for several days and will require a period of rest thereafter. hg is a severe form of morning sickness that debilitates 2% of expectant mothers, causing severe vomiting, weight loss and dehydration. abc's sharyn alfonsi experienced it with both of her pregn
Dec 4, 2012 5:30pm PST
prince william's face. >> reporter: when william arrived at the hospital earlier today, he appeared somber. but after spending more than six hours by his wife's bedside, when the prince emerged -- >> your royal highness, how is the duchess? >> reporter: -- he was clearly more relaxed with a beaming smile. moments later, the palace gave a clue as to why the change in his expression. "the duchess is continuing to feel better," the statement read, but it went on that "kate remains in hospital and continues to be treated for hyperemesis gravidarum," the crippling form of morning sickness that causes extreme nausea. barely 12 weeks along, we're now learning new details about the weekend when william and kate were forced to go public with the pregnancy. the couple were staying with kate's parents when kate reportedly became so sick, the decision was made to head to the hospital. >> she didn't need to be taken by an ambulance. it wasn't an emergency dash. and once they had been told by the doctors that they should go to the hospital, they decided that it was fine for william to drive her.
Dec 5, 2012 6:30pm EST
threshold today with a caller getting information about prince william and kate, by pretending to be the queen. here's abc's david wright. >> hello? good morning, king edward vii hospital. >> hello there, can i speak to kate, please? >> reporter: a royal crank call to the bedside of a princess. >> kate, my darling, are you there? >> good morning, ma'am, this is the nurse speaking. how may i help you? >> hello, i'm just after my granddaughter, kate. i want to see how her little tummy bug is going. >> reporter: an australian dj impersonating her royal highness. >> when is a good time to come visit her? cause i'm the queen, so i need a lift down there. >> i would suggest after 9:00 would be suitable. >> reporter: that well-intentioned nurse is in good company. in the past, other dj's have managed to prank call the queen herself, and even pope john paul. a miami dj once got through trophy dell castro. >> fidel? >> si! >> reporter: during the 2008 campaign, sarah palin got caught out by a canadian prankster impersonating the french president. >> one of my favorite activities is to h